Let’s face it - finding a new job is time consuming and it takes a lot of effort to update our CV, find a job, write a cover letter...so like a lot of things in like - most of us settle for the first thing that comes our way instead of shopping around. At Intelletec, we don’t want this to be the case. We want you to have it all, so we’re sharing our top tips (aka battle scars) of how to do it.
Top tips when looking for a new role
#1 Create your top 10: make a bucket list of the companies you most admire in your area, both in terms of industry and location. Products you’re passionate about, leaders and tech stacks you want to work with.
#2 Know your criteria: Don’t waste your time speaking to clients or recruiters before you know what you want. If you’re clear, confident and honest about what you are looking for from the outset your search will be more rewarding.
#3 Take recruitment calls: That perfect job may come along and hit you in the face. If you’ve followed the last steps you’ll recognize it when it arrives.
#4 Take more recruitment calls: Every time you answer the phone your personal brand is exposed, news travels fast, be polite, be punctual. If it comes at a bad time, don’t answer and call back.
#5 Network: You’re always too busy. You never talk to anyone new. Go! Now! Get down to an industry event, this is the most useful time for you to find out what’s going on out there and meet people.
#6 Be proactive, not reactive: More than 50% of roles aren’t advertised. Message that engineer you met at that conference that works for the company on your bucket list. Or approach that recruiter who claims to work with the best Agile houses. You got an email about that company you wish you pursued 6 months ago. Get back in touch.
Yes, the perfect job may land in your lap, hopefully if recruiters like Intelletec are doing our job the right way then it will. But, if you don’t take the time for these now, when will you? And will you score your dream role? We’re here to help, get in touch today.